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Tomorrow Never Knows

The Schubas sponsored Tomorrow Never Knows has a decent line-up this year and we felt had to give it some attention. $75 for 5 days event take place at both Schubas and Lincoln Hall and features bands like Sufer Blood, Freelance Whales, Bear In Heaven, Neon Indian, and even one or two local act. I suppose that is why we are giving the event more space because again the venue has failed to make an effort to really highlight Chicago music in their signature event. Among the local s you will find The Hood Internet, Laser, Fast & S**t, Only Children, Netherfriends, and Skybox, but the main headliners are all from out of town. For the full line-up visit the TNK Calendar.


The Future's Looking Grim on Vinyl

One of my favorite albums of 2009 will finally get its official vinyl release on February 1st via Metal Postcard Records. Yea Big and Kid Static’s The Future’s Looking Grim is the second album from the energetic hip hop duo, and features songs like “Bots” and “Stomp The Pedal” and so many more addictive tunes. Of course, the album features “Eatchyo Samwich”, the tale of the duo getting into a fight at a roadside bar over a sandwich. So, if you missed the CD or haven’t bought the download or if you just love to collective vinyl, check out this new release from Yea Big & Kid Static.


Ok Go “This Too Shall Pass”

Yes, the boys have done it again, and know for a fact we will say that again several times this year. For their new album, Ok Go will be making a video for each song. The latest video is for the song “This Too Shall Pass”, and features the Notre Dame marching band. It’s another classic in the Ok Go stable, but they are not allowing you to embed at this point so you will have to head over to youtube to be counted among the 20,000 plus people who have watched the video in the last four days.


Drumming For Pistols

To hear Christa Meyer talk about the new album from her duo Puerto Muerto is to hear the revolution approaching. Talking about the title track to the Fire Records release, Drumming for Pistols, due next month, “basically a call to arms, I wanted the song to evoke thoughts of revolution, without specifically referencing the subject.” The album as a whole is also a revolution of sound combining chamber pop with soulful chantey sounds and mixing in a dirge or two along the way. The other half of this eclectic duo is Tim Kelly, and he credits both the musicians growth musically and their good fortune to work with so many wonderfully talented Chicago musicians. On Drumming For Pistols, Kelly and Meyer have enlisted the help of Gary Schepers (Devil in A Woodpile), John Londay, Tiffany Kowalski (Bright Eyes), and Gary James (Box of Baby Birds). This once again proves that collaboration typically results in a diverse and rich product. This thirteen-track exploration is that rich adventure that will keep you guessing at every turn.


Classic Video of the Week

Serengeti delivered one of the classic songs about Chicago in the form of "Dennehy" back in 2006.


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